Autumn

Autumn series (Volume 1)

David Moody

St. Martin's Griffin/Thomas Dunne Books

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A bastard hybrid of War of the Worlds and Night of the Living DeadAutumn chronicles the struggle of a small group of survivors forced to contend with a world torn apart by a deadly disease. After 99% of the population of the planet is killed in less than 24 hours, for the very few who have managed to stay alive, things are about to get much worse.  Animated by "phase two" of some unknown contagion, the dead begin to rise. At first slow, blind, dumb and lumbering, quickly the bodies regain their most basic senses and abilities... sight, hearing, locomotion...  As well as the instinct toward aggression and violence.  Held back only by the restraints of their rapidly decomposing flesh, the dead seem to have only one single goal - to lumber forth and destroy the sole remaining attraction in the silent, lifeless world:  those who have survived the plague, who now find themselves outnumbered 1,000,000 to 1...

Without ever using the 'Z' word, Autumn offers a new perspective on the traditional zombie story. There's no flesh eating, no fast-moving corpses, no gore for gore's sake. Combining the atmosphere and tone of George Romero's classic living dead films with the attitude and awareness of 28 Days (and Weeks) later, this horrifying and suspenseful novel is filled with relentless cold, dark fear.
 
 

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Chapter One
Carl Henshawe was over three-quarters of the way home before he realized anything had happened.
The early morning sun was low on the horizon as he drove back from the Carter & Jameson factory just north of Billhampton. He’d been there since just after four, fixing an insignificant repair which had hardly warranted him being called out in the middle of the night. Simpson—the wily bastard who ran the night shift there—was too tight to pay for new machinery and too smart to have his own men fix the problem when he could call someone else out.

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“With AUTUMN, David Moody paints a picture of a marvelously bleak dystopian future where the world belongs to the hungry dead.  It’s the creepy start to a compelling series.” --Jonathan Maberry, multiple Bram Stoker Award-winning author of Patient Zero and Zombie CSU
 
"Zombie fans rejoice!  One of the original zombie novels is back from the grave to remind us all why the walking dead are so scary, and what it means to have a front-row seat for the end of the world.  Autumn is genuinely creepy, an atmospheric study of what happens when the dead come back--and what we have to do just to survive."
--David Wellington, Author of Monster Island, Monster Nation, 99 Coffins

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About the Author

David Moody

David Moody is the author of Hater, Dog Blood, and Autumn: The City. He grew up in Birmingham, England, on a diet of horror movies and post-apocalyptic fiction. He started his career working at a bank, but then decided to write the kind of fiction he loved. His first novel, Straight to You, had what Moody calls “microscopic sales,” and so when he wrote Autumn, he decided to publish it online. The book became a sensation and has been downloaded by half a million readers. He started his own publishing company, Infected Books. He lives in Britain with his wife and a houseful of daughters, which may explain his preoccupation with Armageddon.

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Autumn
David Moody

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St. Martin's Press
St. Martin's Griffin/Thomas Dunne Books
October 2010
Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780312569983
ISBN10: 031256998X
5 1/2 x 8 1/4 inches, 320 pages
$14.99

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St. Martin's Press
St. Martin's Griffin/Thomas Dunne Books
October 2010
e-Book Agency
ISBN: 9781429943376
ISBN10: 1429943378
320 pages
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